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AVP, Quality Engineering Architect

Job ID: R-017605 Date posted: 12/23/2021 Primary Location TX-Austin

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

As an AVP QE Architect you will join a team of talented developers in test and work on next generation application software to enhance our engineering best practices, tools, design patterns and frameworks.


  • Architect and develop QE Automation solutions by analyzing system performance standards; confer with users or system engineers

  • Provide technical leadership throughout the development life cycle and focus on delivery of quality solutions

  • Translate business requirements and processes into technical requirements and configuration settings specific to software application solutions

  • Lead technical discussions and build consensus among engineers

  • Stay current on technology trends and identify ways to innovate

  • Consult with internal teams and end client stakeholders on QE automation best practices

  • Deliver high quality work and adapt to new challenges, as an individual or as part of a team

  • Collaborate with product, engineering and other domain teams to understand features, develop and automate test cases, improve product quality and shorten release time from dev to production.

  • Using different software testing methodologies to deliver quality software.

  • Coordinating and driving E2E testing with cross-domains.

  • Being able to identify the manual processes and solve through automation.

  • Working with software engineers to understand product architecture and features.

  • Participate in code reviews to advocate and improve code quality and coding standards.

  • Create and maintain data scenarios to support test plans and test cases

  •  Analyzing test results, being a vocal proponent for quality in every phase of the development process.

  • Documenting and track bugs to closure.

  • Working in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software.

  • Mentoring team and individuals on best automation practices, design and implementation.

  • Documenting and maintaining respective processes.

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.


  • Bachelors or Masters in CS or related degrees.

  • Minimum of 10+ years of hand on experience in software development in test automation, concurrent coding skills in Java.

  • Experience in building automation frameworks and/or contributing to the frameworks.

  • Experience in API testing, UI and mobile testing

  • Experience with test frameworks like JUnit, TestNG.

  • Familiarity with BDD and/or Cucumber

  • Experience with code versioning tools (Git, SVN)

Core Competencies:

  • Experience in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD).

  • Experience with using open source libraries to bring in efficiencies.

  • Experience with Jira or similar Agile process tools.

  • Experience with using defect management and test management tools.

  • Excellent SQL knowledge with the ability to write complex queries for validation as well as review stored procedures for verification.

  • Experience creating strategies to cover vendor integrations.

  • Following Scrum/Agile development methodology.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where resourcefulness, determination, and strong problem-solving skills are necessary for success.

  • Strong application debugging skills.

  • Experience with different testing methodologies.

  • Positive attitude and the ability to complete assigned objectives with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal. 


  • JavaScript and NodeJS, server-side experience is preferred.

  • Experience with Shell scripting

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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